The Whisper Wingback Chair by Phil Cater

August 12, 2010

Phil Cater, a young British designer, has created the Whisper Wingback Chair with a matching footstool and side-table.


Description from Phil Cater:

Settle down in the chair the surrounding noise softens to a whisper sheltered by wings. Offering privacy and comfort, sit back and make that important call or relax and let the world go by. Feel secure and sheltered and communicate in comfort and style. Whisper is a mix of traditional techniques and a distinctive profile that is enhanced by superb upholstery detailing. Whisper’s shape and form provide excellent and inviting levels of comfort, complemented by a family of low backed sofas and tables, for a myriad of uses and spaces.

The matching steel legged tables are finished with a solid ash table top and provide greater versatility for any meeting space. The Chair, footstool and table were designed as a contemporary version of the classic wingback chair. Ideally suited for the commercial market with commercial grade fabrics used from Scotland called Bute – Tweed.

The chair was designed to have a strong visual presence and graphical style. Detailing the chair was key with contrasting colours and orange stitching on the grey arms and wings. The pulled in detail on the backrest was also designed to break up the large plain panel of the back and add shape to the backrest for comfort. The cantilever style of the chair also adds a light and modern feel with two chrome platted steel legs. A matching table and footstool complete the design.